NSCA COVID-19 Taskforce Return to Training Resources

The NSCA has built a collection of resources to help our community of strength and conditioning professionals and athletes safely return to training and adapt to the new challenges created by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

COVID-19: NSCA Guidance on Safe Return to Training for Athletes

National Strength and Conditioning Association COVID-19 Return to Training Task Force. COVID-19: NSCA Guidance on Safe Return to Training for Athletes. May 2020.

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CSCCa and NSCA Joint Consensus Guidelines for Transition Periods: Safe Return to Training Following Inactivity

Caterisano, A, Decker, D, Snyder, B, Feigenbaum, M, Glass, R, House, P, Sharp, C, Waller, M, and Witherspoon, Z. 2019. CSCCa and NSCA Joint Consensus Guidelines for Transition Periods. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 41(3), 1-23.

Journal Article

NSCA’s Safety Checklist for Exercise Facility and Equipment Maintenance

From NSCA, 2016, Essentials of strength training and conditioning, 4th ed., edited by G. Haff and T. Triplett (Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics). Adapted, by permission, from National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2004, NSCA’s essentials of personal training, edited by R.W. Earle and T.R. Baechle (Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics) 604-606.

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COVID-19: NSCA Guidance on Safe Return to Training for Athletes.

National Strength and Conditioning Association COVID-19 Return to Training Task Force. COVID-19: NSCA Guidance on Safe Return to Training for Athletes. May 2020. 

CSCCa and NSCA Joint Consensus Guidelines

Caterisano, A, Decker, D, Snyder, B, Feigenbaum, M, Glass, R, House, P, Sharp, C, Waller, M, and Witherspoon, Z. 2019. CSCCa and NSCA Joint Consensus Guidelines for Transition Periods. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 41(3), 1-23.

COVID-19 Resources from Global Organizations

Below is a list of additional online resources that may be useful for strength and conditioning coaches, fitness professionals, and other professionals contributing to the COVID-19 return to the training process.

 

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